The U.S. Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will meet tomorrow to discuss Senate bill 815, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013.
Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) is a member of the committee and is being urged by Georgia Equality, the state’s largest LGBT political advocacy organization, to support ending workplace discrimination by throwing his weight behind ENDA.
Georgia Equality has issued a call for LGBT rights supporters to contact Isakson to let him know how they stand on employment discrimination against LGBT workers. Georgia is one of 29 states where workers can be fired simply for being gay and has as much as 79 percent voter support for workplace protections, according to Georgia Equality.
ENDA is one of the major LGBT legislative priorities in Congress but it has been on the backburner in recent years thanks to Republican obstructionism.